At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.


We have over twenty five years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.


We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.


All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.
It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies

House Manager/PA Knightsbridge live out

House Manager/Personal Assistant Job Specification

Ideal Candidate:

The role would suit someone who is energetic, resourceful,  proactive, who has a good analytical mind  and who  is great at problem solving.   She/he  will be pleasant, positive, polished, resilient and a self-starter,  a born organiser with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills,  along with the ability to think on her/his feet and troubleshoot whilst staying calm and focused.  She/he would always maintain the highest  standards of confidentiality, exercise discretion and protect family privacy.

The ideal candidate  would be good at anticipating issues and  resourceful, with the attitude that nothing is impossible. And she/he would have a keen eye for detail and take a hands-on approach, ensuring that each task  –  from the most challenging to the most mundane –   is handled efficiently and effectively.

Illustrative  tasks the role would involve:

  • Manage the seamless running of the household, including all staff duties and their hours
  • Manage the admin for the household ensuring all is up to date and date compliant
  • Ensure the property is secure when owners are away and when you leave
  • Manage and provide personal support to the family to ensure smooth running of all family and household affairs to the highest quality
  • Manage household credit card and cash account and ensure compliance with household budget
  • Ensure the house is maintained to a high standard at all times and everything in working order
  • Liaise direct with owners and their Personal Assistants to ensure the diary appointments are met
  • Ensure that household expenditures are necessary and reasonable, representing value for money
  • Organise and oversee occasional events, dinners and drinks parties, whether at the house or elsewhere
  • Welcome guests to the houses, making sure they are comfortable and well looked after
  • Book hotels / restaurant and transport for owners-upon request
  • Run household errands as requested by owners
  • Oversee household shopping and ensure cost effective shopping.
  • Maintain a motivated and efficient team of household staff, and when applicable recruit new staff and train them in relation to their duties
  • Ensure there is replacement cover during any times of illness and staff holiday

Work Pattern:

  • Generally, working hours Monday-Friday 0930-1800 at the household in Knightsbridge. The household will be your normal place of work.  However, you may be asked to accompany the owners on trips from time to time or to travel alone.
  • Your hours of work will vary according to the weekly schedule, and you will be expected to work such hours as are reasonably required to perform your role and responsibilities. Hours will vary when owners are at the house.
  • The owners travel often throughout the year, and during this time the House Manager will take their holiday up to a maximum allowance of 30 days per year
  • Salary on offer will reflect candidate’s experience and expertise










£50 - 56k per annum

Part time daily housekeeper -Marylebone London

A part time housekeeper is required for a couple based in Marleybone.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning, for four hours.

The flat is minimalistic, consists of two bedrooms and open plan kitchen, living space, the principals require someone with a meticulous eye for detail. All household duties, caring for the lady’s clothes so someone with good laundry skills.

To start asap.

£16 per hour

Part time housekeeper

Based in Kensington working for a single mother, child is sixteen years old and currently at boarding school, but will be back in London after the current term ends and attending sixth form.

The house is a four storey town house based off Kensington High Street so close to local facilities.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2pm – 6pm or 3pm to 7pm.

Carrying out all household duties, laundry, some shopping.

To start asap.

£15 per hour

Cook/housekeeper – Kensington London

A cook housekeeper is required for a family of four based in Kensington, the applicant must be child friendly as they may be asked to help out occasionally with the younger children. The applicant must be flexible.

This role is from Monday to Friday, start time 7.30,  there are three children, twins of eight years old and a fourteen year old.

The day starts with the applicant preparing breakfast for the children, there is a nanny who takes them to school.  The morning will then be general housekeeping, laundry, shopping.  There will be a break in the afternoon.

Preparing food is important for the family as the mother is diabetic and has special dietary needs, the children have good healthy meals.

There is an extension starting soon, which will incorporate the applicants accommodation which will be a bedroom and ensuite.  The current accommodation comprises of a bedroom and bathroom shared with the children.

To start asap.

£600 net per week

Live in Housekeeper/Cook – Holland Park

An opportunity has arisen for a residential housekeeper/cook to work for a couple based in Holland Park to start mid October.

The principals are looking for an excellent housekeeper with a proven track record and excellent references.  They are based in Holland Park, the house is over three floors and comprises of three large bedrooms, three bathrooms. A kitchen and two studies, and a very large reception room which has a collection of art.

The applicant would be required to clean to a very high standard, carry out all laundry and be responsible for the principals wardrobes. Carry out the shopping, there are very good local shops, including a butchers, fish monger and excellent greengrocer.

They require a good cook who can offer a range of varied food. They do like to  entertain for dinner parties of up to ten, outside help will be provided to help on these occasions.

The basic hours of from 8 a.m. to 6p.m. (Monday to Friday) if the candidate is required to cook in the evening, the hours will vary, at present the principals do dine out a lot during the week and tend to use their country residence for the weekends.

They do have an adorable dog, so would have to be a dog lover.

Accommodation comprises of a large studio, which includes a bathroom and small kitchen, however there is access to the main kitchen.

Would best suit a single person with no family ties (due to accommodation).  Start mid October.




Live in Housekeeper – Knightsbridge, London

An opportunity has arisen for a housekeeper/cook to work for a single lady based in Knightsbridge London. The lady has recently re located so the apartment is newly renovated.  (She has recently been widowed)

This a five and a half day week. Monday through to Saturday lunch time.

Start time around 8 a.m. to around 7.30 pm.  Have time off in the afternoon.

General housekeeping duties, washing and ironing, vacumming, polishing etc., Managing the lady’s wardrobe. Cooking light meals, fish and vegetables etc.,  Large food orders are delivered by Ocado.

Must be child friendly as her grandchildren visit twice a week.

Previous Filipino housekeeper has been with her for twenty years and is leaving to retire.

Accommodation consists of own bedroom and bathroom.

Salary £500. net per week.  To start 27th July.

£500 net per week


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